Hornady Manufacturing, a manufacturer and major employer in Grand Island, Nebr., has donated $38,009 to GRACE Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to serving cancer patients, cancer survivors, and their families.

The donation was made possible from partial proceeds of the sale of Hornady Critical Defense Lite ammunition from November 2012 to November 2013.

“We at Hornady Manufacturing wanted to play an active role in the fight against cancer,” said Renae Waltemath, Director of Sales. “By donating a portion of the proceeds of each box of Critical Defense Lite ammunition sold over a 12 month period, we can directly assist organizations devoted to that cause. Choosing GRACE Foundation to receive a donation was easy since they help so many people in the Grand Island area, some of whom may be Hornady employees or family members affected by cancer.”

Lisa Willman, co-founder of GRACE Foundation, said the gift significantly expands the number of people the organization can serve. “To give you an idea of what this means,” Willman explained, “the GRACE Foundation gave out over $21,000 in assistance over the entire third quarter of 2013. So a gift of $38,009 from one source is a huge help.” The Hornady gift is the largest single donation the organization has ever received.

GRACE Foundation assists cancer patients, cancer survivors, and family members who live within 40 miles of Grand Island, Nebr., or are being treated at the Grand Island Cancer Treatment Center. Aid is given in a variety of forms to address financial expenses not typically covered by insurance, such as gas cards to better enable patients to access treatment, assistance in paying household expenses, food certificates, and more.

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